Collections | SCEHADA
The CSU-Pueblo Library’s University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), with generous funding provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, has launched a new program, the Southern Colorado Ethnic Heritage and Diversity Archives (SCEHADA).
SCEHADA’s mission is to preserve the rich heritage of Southern Colorado’s
diverse ethnic, racial and cultural groups by collecting, preserving and
making available the records, papers and manuscripts of the individuals,
families and organizations who make up these groups.
Southern Colorado has a rich cultural heritage born from the diversity of the people who settled in the region as well as from the indigenous population. These diverse groups continue to be an essential component of the fabric of Pueblo and Southern Colorado. But the project can only be successful with the support of the community!
CSU-Pueblo grew from Pueblo Junior College to serve the educational needs of this diverse population. The university should serve as a focal point for the celebration and preservation of the community’s rich cultural heritage. The Archives is actively seeking the donation of materials that document the lives and contributions of the region’s various groups. The Archives will provide a permanent repository to preserve the materials and make them accessible to a wide audience.
The materials will be organized according to archival standards and detailed
guides describing the collections will be posted on the library’s website
and the Rocky Mountain Online Archive. Portions of the collections will be
digitized so that researchers from around the world will have access to
these unique resources, providing them a portal into the region’s history.
Among SCEHADA’s holdings:
"Accept me for what I am: Chicano!"
The Colorado Chicano Movement Archives contains audio, visual, and printed material related to the Mexicano people’s fight against racism and discrimination in Colorado. Part of a greater national and international struggle challenging social injustice during the 1960s and 70s, the Chicano Movement was an effective engine for change and had a significant impact on the United States’ system of government. While providing a powerful impetus for transformation in the public education system, electoral politics, labor practices, and law and order policies, the movement also nurtured a cultural renaissance in Chicano art and literature. The Chicano Movement shook the social stratosphere of the state of Colorado and the story of el movimiento must be preserved.
The collection, part of the University’s new Southern Colorado Ethnic Heritage and Diversity Archives (SCEHADA), collects, preserves, and makes available documents related to the Chicano Movement in Colorado. The Library received a grant of $30,000 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to develop these collections, and as part of its grant activities, the University Archives has digitized a portion of the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives and made the digital images available on the Internet. It has also created finding aids for the collections, available online.
Google "Freddie Freak Trujillo" for videos and other information about the Chicano Movement.
Read "The Chicano Movement" by Fawn-Amber Montoya, PhD.
Also, watch the presentation, "Select Images from the 'Freddie Freak' Trujillo Collection".
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